2010 by Brenda Colleen Leyland
Sigmund Brouwer, our keynote speaker
I know, I know..... many of you are waiting for a recap of the INSCRIBE writing conference I attended this past weekend. And I'm itching to tell you all about it.................. except this week I HAVE TO focus on the upcoming nuptials of my nephew and his intended. As one of the Master of Ceremonies for the event, this week we're sewing up the final details of that exciting event, not to mention helping to get the last minute things in place.
So....... I am hoping that, in the meantime, you will enjoy the glimpse of the conference that a new blogging friend shares in her recent posting. (Tracy even mentions yours truly and the blogging workshop we presented in her posting).
Let me say quickly I really enjoyed the conference. Sigmund Brouwer, our keynote speaker, is not only a great story teller in his bestselling books -- he had us on the edge of our seats as he shared stories that made us laugh, weep, sit on the edge our seats, rejoice. He made sure all of our emotions were fully engaged all weekend (which is what he says matters when it comes to telling STORY). If we can feel it, our audience will feel it. If we can touch emotional buttons, people will connect.
And yes, about my blogging workshop............I really enjoyed presenting the workshop (I also learned a lot about what I'd do next time). My audience was very gracious; I saw a few of them writing furiously at certain points, and it was fun to see a few faces light up when they caught the vision for blogging or had one of those AHA moments. And then, of course, what an honour to speak encouraging words into the hearts of people who share a love for God and for writing messages of hope in our troubled world.
On that note, I best get back to wedding thoughts!
Till next time,